Stage Chemistry

Goodman Theatre’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program, Stage Chemistry is based in Next Generation Science Standards-based curriculum that introduces teachers and students to the STEM principles in technical theater through interactive workshops.

Original Stage Chemistry workshops are created for each production in the School Matinee Series, and are offered free for participating schools. Past lessons include “Testing the Waters,” an examination of water contamination for An Enemy of the People, “Actors in Flight,” the science of simple machines for A Christmas Carol, and “The Soundproof Box”, an experiment based on the soundproofing of the Goodman’s Owen Theatre.

Stage Chemistry also offers partnerships between the theater and schools' robotics teams. Interested? Email

Recent Events

  • Robotics Showcase Event

    A Christmas Carol Robotics Showcase

    December 14, 6pm - 7pm in the Alice Center

    Explore the relationships between theater and robotics with students from Lane Tech College Prep High School at their A Christmas Carol Robotics Showcase! Over the course of the past few months, these students designed and programmed robots that fit into the world of Goodman Theatre’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. Hear from the students as they demonstrate how their robots work and talk about the process of building their creations.


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